In his book, The Politics of History (1970), Howard Zinn asked: what is radical history? In March, postgraduate students and early career researchers came together to offer some responses.
Andrew Perchard discusses some of the profound historical reasons that might help to explain the decline of Labour in Scotland
On the 70th anniversary of one of the last major World War II bombing raids on Dresden, Alex Clarkson argues that the origins of the recent upswing in racist social movements can be found not in simplistic explanations of the return of wartime Nazism, but instead by tracking the particular social and economic climate of post-reunification Germany, and poor Saxony in particular.
History Workshop Online relaunched in September with a new regular posting schedule. In this year-end round-up, co-editors Julia Laite and Mark Pendleton pick some of their personal highlights from the new HWO
This month’s HWO feature reminds us that the history of HIV and AIDS is contentious, and to understand what is happening to the history of HIV now, we need to continue to think about the politics of our contemporary world, who gets to produce representations of the past and whose stories enter our public consciousness.
Katie Donnington writes about the Legacies of British Slave-ownership project and the launch of the British Slave-ownership database, which has seen renewed interest in the issues of transatlantic slavery and the acknowledgement of this history in the process of reconciliation.
In this month’s feature, we asked Jordana Silverstein, Sander Gilman and Zhou Xun to reflect on the timeliness of historical memory through the lens of the Holocaust.